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Diagn Interv Radiol. 2017 Sep-Oct;23(5):339-346. doi: 10.5152/dir.2017.16522.

Cross-sectional imaging of sinus of Valsalva aneurysms: lessons learned.

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Department of Radiology, Cardiothoracic Imaging, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA; Department of Radiology, Cardiothoracic Imaging, UT Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA. suhny.abbara@utsouthwestern.edu.

Abstract

Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm, dilatation of one or more of the aortic sinuses, is a rare but important aortic root defect, which can be a cause of some serious cardiac sequels. The purpose of this article is to review the etiopathogenesis, relevant anatomy, clinical manifestations, potential complications, multimodality imaging features, and management of this rare but important entity of sinus of Valsalva.

PMID:
28814376
PMCID:
PMC5602357
DOI:
10.5152/dir.2017.16522
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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